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Fortech moves into new headquarters, triples output capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2012
Fortech Products Inc., a producer of automotive coatings and lubricants, has moved into a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters in Brighton, Mich., that has 25 percent more warehouse space and triple the production capacity.... Read More »


Linamar expands production in North Carolina

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2012
Linamar Corp., a producer of engine and transmission components, will expand its factory in Asheville, N.C. The plant, which opened in 2011, produces engine blocks and axle components for commercial trucks.... Read More »


Mitsubishi builds stop-start test lab in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. has built a test lab for stop-start systems in suburban Detroit. The lab will enable the company to test as many as 10 engines simultaneously.... Read More »


Johnson Controls to close Indiana parts plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2012
Johnson Controls Inc. will close a plant in Kendallville, Ind., that produces plastic injection-molded parts, the Kendallville News-Sun reports. The plant, which employs 170 workers, will close Aug. 31. The plant previously was owned by Plastech Engineered Products Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in 2008.... Read More »


GKN expands driveline parts plant in North Carolina

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2012
GKN Driveline will spend $24 million to expand a factory in Roxboro, N.C. The project will create 131 new jobs, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue said in a statement. The company will install additional tooling and expand its floor space.... Read More »


Brose buys factory in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2012
Brose North America Inc. has signed an agreement to buy a 380,000-square-foot former Mopar factory in New Boston, Mich.... Read More »


Kistler opens technical center in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2012
Kistler Holding AG, a Swiss producer of sensors and instrumentation for engine and chassis development, has opened a technical center in suburban Detroit.... Read More »


Janesville Acoustics opens plant in Celaya, Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2012
Janesville Acoustics, a suburban Detroit producer of insulation and decorative trim, has opened a 90,000-square-foot plant in Celaya, Mexico, to produce acoustic insulation.... Read More »


ThyssenKrupp sells U.S. foundry business

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2012
ThyssenKrupp AG, a German materials and technology group, has sold a U.S. foundry business to KPS Capital Partners, a New York private equity firm.... Read More »


Axion wins grant to commercialize lead-carbon batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2012
Axion Power International Inc., a battery producer in New Castle, Pa., was awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to commercialize its lead-carbon batteries for use with stop-start systems in cars and trucks.... Read More »


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